Vietnam clients of Davies & Associates

Cập nhật tình hình EB5

Chương trình EB-5 diện Trung tâm Vùng (EB-5 RC) đang phải đối mặt với việc gia hạn ủy quyền (uỷ quyền lại) vào tháng 6 năm 2021.Điều này đã dẫn đến một số điều không chắc chắn cho các khách hàng hiện tại và tương lai.Mặc dù chúng tôi không dự đoán chắc chắn các vấn đề đối với những người nộp hồ sơ trước ngày 30 tháng 6, nhưng vẫn có những cách để giảm thiểu rủi ro của bạn ...
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US Immigration Visa Approval

EB-2 Visas – Permanent Residency through National Interest Waiver (NIW). A Case Study

Davies & Associates obtained an EB2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) approval for an Organizational/Industrial Psychologist from South Africa. The client had initially wanted another visa, but our immigration attorneys proposed NIW as the better route. Our client is a highly experienced and inherently talented Organizational/Industrial Psychologist with an advanced degree in Organizational/Industrial Psychology and extensive experience in her field. Industrial & Organizational Psychology Industrial and organizational psychology (“I/O psychology”), which is also known as occupational psychology, is an applied practice ...
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March Visa Bulletin Analysis: EB-5 Visa Wait Times Explained

March Visa Bulletin Analysis: EB-5 Waiting Times Explained

The Department of State has issued a March 2021 visa bulletin showing little change to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa from the previous Visa Bulletin (Feb 2021). The EB-5 waiting times currently only apply to people born in Vietnam and China. India came out of visa retrogression last July and no one born in this country is currently subject to a wait. All other countries around the world are listed as "C" which means Current. This means these countries' quotas ...
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Tax Planning for US Immigration

Did You Know You Might Need to Report Your Foreign Bank Account?

Did you know U.S. tax resident alien of the USA is subject to the foreign bank account reporting {FBAR} rules? Specifically, a U.S. resident including a Green Card holder is required to timely file the annual foreign bank account form for the current year reporting offshore financial accounts: i. in your individual name or joint names, or ii. in certain instances, in the name of overseas companies you own a majority stake in, or iii. offshore financial accounts over which you ...
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Investor Visa Application

EB-5 Investor Visa Reauthorization in June 2021. What you need to know.

The EB-5 Regional Center program is facing reauthorization in June 2021. This has resulted in some uncertainty for current and future clients. Although we do not predict issues for people who file before June 30, there are ways to mitigate your risk:1. If you are a D&A client, your case was recently approved and you reside outside of the US, we have already contacted the EB-5 unit at USCIS asking them to expedite the transfer of your file to the NVC so that visa ...
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Obtaining an E-2 Treaty Investor Visa Despite Travel Complexities of Covid-19: Case Study

E-2 Treaty Investor Visa Approved for a Canadian National who applied at the US Consulate General in Sydney during the pandemic By Verdie Atienza, Head of L-1 & E-2 Visa Practice Prior to the lockdown, D&A started to work on an E-2 visa application for a Canadian national who was temporarily in Australia for a vacation. The original plan was to apply at the US Embassy in Toronto where new E-2 applications for Canadians are filed and processed. It is ...
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End of US Travel Ban Releases Pent-Up Demand from Nigeria

President Biden's decision to reverse President Trump's travel ban has released pent up demand for US immigration services from Nigeria. Nigeria was hit with a US travel ban in February 2020 after President Trump introduced new restrictions as part of his ongoing immigration reforms. The move added Nigeria and five other countries to what was widely referred to as a "Muslim Ban" that dated back to the start of his administration. In Nigeria, where around half the population are Muslim, ...
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EB-5 Source of Funds for Italians Webinar

EB-5 Source of Funds for Italians. Webinar.

Join Mark I. Davies, our chairman, and Matteo Tisato, Senior Immigration analyst in our Italy Practice for a webinar with EB5AN today at 2pm EST / 8pm Italy. Click the link below to register & the same link to view a recording after the event. Register Here Source of Funds for EB-5 In order to ensure the integrity of the EB-5 Investor Visa Program, applicants must be able to document where the funds used to pay for their Green Cards ...
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FEMA-Compliant Immigration: Remitting Funds from India at the Beginning & End of the Financial Year

The Indian government limits the amount of money a person can take out of the country each year, which can present hurdles to emigration. But a quirk of the system offers an opportunity at the end of the tax year in March. Since 2015, the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) introduced by the Royal Bank of India under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) limits the amount of money a person can take out of India each financial year to a ...
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Business Immigration from the UK to the USA

Political headwinds have left entrepreneurs and business owners looking for more effective ways to trade. Namely, moving to the source and setting up a business in America. The United Kingdom is America's seventh largest trading partner with imports from the UK totalling $125 billion and exports to the UK exceeding $147 billion in 2019. While bilateral trade grew to an all time high before the pandemic, Trump administration policies have been making things harder for certain sectors. A trade dispute ...
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Switching from an E-2 Treaty Investor Visa to an O-1 Extraordinary Ability Visa: Client Case Study

By Verdie Atienza, Senior Immigration Attorney, Head of L-1 & E-2 Visa Practice In 2015, D&A assisted a Romanian national to apply for E-2 Treaty Investor visa by investing $100,000 in a start-up company. The company specializes in intellectual property assets technical and financial consulting with a focus in global brokerage and facilitation of Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) addresses and AS Numbers. Despite having grown into a multi-million-dollar private company, the company has not been able to meet its employment ...
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March Visa Bulletin Analysis: EB-5 Visa Wait Times Explained

February Visa Bulletin Analysis: EB-5 Visa Wait Times Explained

The Department of State has issued its February Visa bulletin detailing the latest shifts in the Final Action Dates for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program among other employment and family-based visas. For EB-5, the February Visa Bulletin looks much the same as the January Visa Bulletin. As in January, the only change over the previous month is a two week progression in the Final Action Dates of Vietnamese applicants from September 15, 2017 to October 1, 2017. The Final ...
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L-1A Intracompany Transfer Visa Client Testimonial

India L-1 Visa Client Testimonial

Davies & Associates helped a client from India obtain an L-1A Intracompany Transfer Visa despite the pandemic. The L-1A Visa allows for the transfer of a management or executive-level employee from the overseas office to the US office of the same company. The L-1B Visa allows the same for an employee with specialized knowledge. It is possible to set-up a new US office and transfer yourself or a member of staff to the U.S. to grow the U.S. operation. L-1 ...
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US Immigration Check

Obtaining an L-1 Visa Despite President Trump’s Ban

The L-1 Visa allows for the transfer of qualifying staff to the existing or newly established U.S. office of the same company. By Verdie Atienza, Senior Attorney in Charge of L-1 & E2 Visa Practice A prospective L-1A beneficiary from India approached our firm sometime in June 2020 to seek assistance in filing an L-1A petition for him. During that time, Former President Donald Trump had already imposed a ban on the issuance of the L-1A visa until December 31, ...
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New Italian “Permit of Stay” for Victims of Natural Disasters

By Matteo Tisato, Senior Immigration Analyst, Italy Practice Group. A new Italian permit of stay (permesso di soggiorno) can be obtained by those who have been affected by severe natural disasters or other calamities in their countries. Italy and Sweden are the only countries offering this specific protection. In general, persons eligible for this immigration status are third-country nationals who, while not fulfilling the criteria for refugee or subsidiary protection, could not be returned to their country of origin because ...
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